Kullen (Kullaberg) ist der Name einer Felsformation und der dazugehörigen Umgebung (Kullabygd) im nordwestlichen Schonen (Schweden) an der Küste des Öresunds. Die Formation ist zwischen ein und anderthalb Kilometern breit und hat eine Länge von 16 km; von der Bucht Rekarekroken im Skälderviken bis zur in den Kattegat reichenden Landzunge. Im östlichen Teil ist sie etwa 100 m hoch. Ein literarisches Denkmal wurde dem Kullaberg durch Selma Lagerlöf gesetzt. Im 5. Kapitel seiner Reise mit den Wildgänsen erlebt Nils Holgersson das alljährliche Treffen aller Tiere auf dem Kullaberg zu friedlichen Spielen und Tänzen.


Copyright: Arno Dietz
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Taken: 02/11/2012
Hochgeladen: 04/11/2012
Aktualisiert: 08/08/2014


Tags: kullen; kullaberg; sweden; svenska; schonen; Öresund
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